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Hayatu Raji

Assistant Professor

Hayatu Raji has DPhil in Biochemistry (Molecular Biology & Yeast Genetics) from the University of Sussex, and an MSc in Biochemistry (Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology) from the University of Sussex. Before joining AUN in 2010, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford UK, where he investigated the modification of the Chk1 protein in fission yeast spores.


Hayatu Raji is currently investigating microbial biodiversity of a hot spring located at Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The aim of this project is to identify potential novel species of bacteria and to investigate possible industrial applications of these bacterial species.

Thesis Title: Analysis of the role of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe MRN complex in the spindle checkpoint and centromere silencing

  • Investigating the role of the MRN complex in centromere silencing and the spindle checkpoint
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Microbial biodiversity
  • Biotechnology
  • BIO 121 – Introduction to Biology II
  • BIO 210 – Communicating in the Sciences
  • BIO 490 – Senior Research Project I
  1. Daniel Kolawole, Hayatu Raji, Malachy Ifeanyi Okeke-Phylogenetic and Mutational Analysis of Lassa Virus Strains Isolated in Nigeria: Proposal for an In Silico Study JMIR Res Protoc 2021;10(3):e23015


  1. Faith Pwaniyibo Samson, Ambrose Teru Patrick, Tosin Esther Fabunmi,

Muhammad Falalu Yahaya, Joshua Madu, Weilue He, Srinivas R. Sripathi,

Jennifer Tyndall, Hayatu Raji, Donghyun Jee, Diana R. Gutsaeva, and Wan Jin Jahng- Oleic Acid, Cholesterol, and Linoleic Acid as Angiogenesis Initiators

ACS Omega 2020 5 (32), 20575-20585

DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c02850


American University of Nigeria
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Yola Township bypass
PMB 2250, Yola
Adamawa State, Nigeria
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